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Genus Josephinia Family Pedaliaceae

Description: Herbs.

Leaves simple or compound, margins entire or lobed.

Flowers axillary, solitary. Ovules and seeds 1 in each loculus.

Fruit globose or ellipsoid, indehiscent, a woody nut, covered by hard spines, without an apical beak.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 4 species, Australia, Malesia, NEast Africa. Australia: 3 species (2 species endemic), Qld, N.S.W., S.A., N.T., W.A.

Text by L. Retter
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Josephinia eugeniae

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